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Old 06-04-2010, 06:47 AM   #155
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I've pulled a few Toyotas after breakdowns.....:-)
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:15 AM   #156
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Myststream1:
Would you care to eloborate on your comment with specifics, or are you just trying to rain on our parade?

I know I for one would like to hear if there are recurring issues particular to Toyotas and have a learning experience.

Otherwise, it is just banter that has no value.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:15 AM   #157
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I have a 2010 Tundra Crew Max LOADED--TRD, 4X4, factory set up towing package. I hauled my 1986 32' Excells from PEI to Cap Cod Rally last Oct. I was getting around 12 to 14 miles per gallon, depending on how fast I was driving. The trailer was fully loaded and there were 4 adults and all our stuff and the Tundra hauled like a charm. There were times I had to check the mirrors to make sure I didn't lose my load. She hauled all the way in 6th gear and "tow haul" mode and the truck worked better then I had hoped.
In Decenber, I drove to Georga to haul home a 2003 30' Classic-- Again, (with the weather storming all the way home), I was getting the same milage. To me, this is the best truck to tow my Airstream.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:54 AM   #158
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"In Decenber, I drove to Georga "
Should say December and Southern Georgia.
sorry about that.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:10 AM   #159
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Hey Folks!

Me again

Okay, so here's what I'm talking about in terms of payload numbers:

From my owners manual:
2000 Tundra, 4x4, Extended Cab, 4.7L V8
GVWR = 6100
Curb Wt = 4517 (dry)
Max Payload = 1583

From Toyota's website:
2010 Tundra LTD, 4x4, Crew Max, 5.7 V8
GVWR = 7200
Curb Wt = 5645 (I assume dry)
Max Payload = 1555

So, according to the numbers, my (older) tundra actually has a skootch more payload then the newest models, which seems really surprising to me given the physical size difference between the two models. Furthermore, given that I'm maxing out my "safe" payload range with a 19' Bambi plus what I consider to be the bare bones amount of gear, fuel and passengers (combined weight of wife+me is a fairly light 310lbs), I'm thinking a new Tundra ain't going to work for us. Much as I might like the truck. Any counter opinions to the above? Has Toyota possibly been very conservative on the 2010 payload numbers, i.e. safe to approach "max" vs. keeping in the 80-85% of max payload range?
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:14 AM   #160
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When you look underneath the 2nd generation Tundras, it looks like a 3/4 ton with many oversized components, thus you might think it's a 3/8 ton with conservative ratings. This has confused many of us.

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Old 06-04-2010, 11:34 AM   #161
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The only negative comment I heard from Tundra owners, was the size of the fuel tank is a little small. I was told that after about 250 miles, it is time to start thinking about filling it up. Everything else was positive. I spoke to contractors, campers, my neighbor, an independent mechanic, and a marina worker in Page, AZ. Probably over a dozen different users, and without exception, they loved their Tundras.

I have always had a great experience with Toyotas. I have never been stranded by one. And I cannot say that about other brands I have owned (Range Rover).

So it was a combination of owner/user comments, styling, published capabilites, pricing, and personal experience that led me to a purchase decision.

No vehicle is perfect. But you try to make an informed decision based on the attributes that are important to you as an individual. I am sure the F-150 is a great vehicle. But for me, the Tundra met my selection criteria.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:41 AM   #162
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I'll be looking into new pickup in the next few years to replace my '99.

Is there anything I need to know about the mirrors on the Tundra for towing widebody 25'? Or are all the mirrors satisfactory on the tow package 5.7 trucks?
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:06 PM   #163
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I'll be looking into new pickup in the next few years to replace my '99.

Is there anything I need to know about the mirrors on the Tundra for towing widebody 25'? Or are all the mirrors satisfactory on the tow package 5.7 trucks?
I own a 2010 Tundra LTD, 4x4, Crew Max. I regret not having the monster tow mirrors. If a small car is directly behind me and up close, I can't see it. The Airstream tracks so well that I can't simply wiggle it to allow me to see what's back there. I've been thinking of changing out the stock mirrors.
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The manual shows mirrors that can be extended, but mine does not have them. Strange that this is not included in the towing package. I would suggest asking about this option.
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TPI,

From my understanding, if you buy the limited, even with tow package, it does not come with tow mirrors. You need to get SR5 to get factory tow mirrors. I have 2007 Tundra limited crew max 4x4 with tow package and i got regular sport mirrors. I put tow mirrors on myself and they do extend out.
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Thanks for the good information!
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:30 PM   #167
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What mirrors did you install? Are they from Toyota?

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:42 PM   #168
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My 2009 Tundra came with mirrors that extend and have the blind-spot mirrors built in. You have to pull the mirrors out, they are not electronic, but that is not a problem. The truck tows very well but we only have a 22' AS. The 5.7 ltr has plenty of power. jc
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